“Write with yourself and your own healing in mind, before you think of anyone else.” —Cicely Belle Blain, author of Burning Sugar
Articles from Poet & Writers Magazine include material from the print edition plus exclusive online-only material.
The author of Each of Us Killers shares a manifesto for literary criticism.
Jackie Wang’s The Sunflower Cast a Spell to Save Us From the Void, forthcoming from Nightboat Books on January 26, 2021.
“We are all authors. Let us acknowledge everyone.” —Juan Felipe Herrera, author of Every Day We Get More Illegal
The author of Each of Us Killers explains why reading and writing are forms of translation.
Jana Larson’s Reel Bay, forthcoming from Coffee House Press on January 19, 2021.
“I’ve been writing it for eighteen years. More than half my life.” —Fariha Róisín, author of Like a Bird
The author of RENDANG consults poems by Monica Youn, Meiling Jin, and Mei-mei Berssenbrugge to analyze how racial markers function in poetry.
Matthew Salesses’s Craft in the Real World, forthcoming from Catapult on January 19, 2021.
“Choose the bilingual, the multilingual, and the polyglot.” —Ricardo Alberto Maldonado, author of The Life Assignment
This week’s installment of Ten Questions features Marie NDiaye and Jordan Stump, the author and the translator of That Time of Year.
The author of RENDANG reflects on the value of uncertainty in his reading and writing lives.
Torrey Peters’s Detransition, Baby, forthcoming from One World on January 12, 2021.
The author of Fifty Words for Rain reflects on learning to forge her own unique path through the world.
“I had to sit with the fear and let it talk to me.” —Joshua Bennett, author of Owed.
The author of RENDANG considers the complex relationships embedded in the act of looking.
Emma Hine’s Stay Safe, forthcoming from Sarabande Books on January 5, 2021.
“The glimmer of an idea appears in my notebook long before I begin writing.” —Daisy Johnson, author of Sisters
The author of RENDANG blurs the boundary between narrative and lyric.
Catherine Hernandez’s Crosshairs, forthcoming from Atria Books on December 8, 2020.
"Writing is part of my life, and life is part of my writing.” —Khadijah Queen, author of Anodyne
The author of RENDANG imagines poetry as a house with many corridors.
Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore’s The Freezer Door, forthcoming from Semiotext(e) on December 8, 2020. Editor’s Note: This book’s publication date has been changed to November 24, 2020.
“If you, too, hear the voice of white supremacy ringing in your ear, know that writing is resistance.”
“The list of what you can’t do is endless because I know how quickly #blackboyjoy can become #sayhisname.”